It’s a family affair!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

It’s a family affair!

Did you know our parents graciously watch and homeschool our children while we attend book fairs?  “Nana” Mellema, “Papa” Mellema, and Grandma Jackie have all taught from our HOD guides through the years too!  So, HOD is always truly a family affair – even when we have to be gone at a convention!!!

Have a great weekend!

Here’s what our boys are up to with school!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Here’s what our boys are up to with school!

Did you know that between Carrie and Julie, there are seven boys? No girls (…slight pause). Here is what they are doing this year:

Carrie’s boys:

Cole: Senior at Liberty University, Bachelor’s degree in History with an emphasis in Literature
Shaw: Sophomore at Liberty University, Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design
Greyson: World History
Beau: Revival to Revolution

Julie’s boys:

Wyatt: Sophomore at Liberty University, Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance
Riley: US History I
Emmett: Revival to Revolution

Have a great weekend!

We’re a family business!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

We’re a family business! 

Did you know every time you speak to someone on the phone at HOD, you are speaking with family?  We want the only people to help you to be HOD family members who have direct experience with every single HOD guide, either by writing the guides, teaching the guides, or using the guides themselves. How’s that for keeping it all in the family?!?

Have a great weekend! 😃

Your order is our priority!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Your order is our priority!

We at Heart of Dakota make it a priority to ship your orders as quickly as possible! During most of the year, we are able to ship orders out within 1 business day of being placed. During our peak season in the summer months, we work to ensure that orders are shipped no later than 3 business after being placed. Once your order is in transit, it usually take 3-4 days to arrive in the contiguous United States. Also, when we ship out your order, our warehouse team sends a shipment confirmation email to you. You can use the tracking number in the email to track your package’s progress as it makes its way to you! 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Introducing…Carrie!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Heart of Dakota Tidbit - Introducing...Carrie!

Introducing…Carrie!

Did you know that Carrie originally had no plans to write more than one guide? 20 years ago, Carrie began fine tuning a reading program she had been developing while teaching public school. She had originally intended to only use it to teach her oldest son, but her sister Cindy encouraged her to publish it. So, in 2001, Drawn into the Heart of Reading was born! Since then, Carrie has gone on to write full curriculums for grades K-12.

Prior to starting her Heart of Dakota adventure, Carrie obtained her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Sioux Falls, taught 11 years in public school, and married Mike, her high school sweetheart. She and Mike have now been married for 31 years and have 4 children: ColeShawGreyson, and Beau.

Thanks to Carrie, Heart of Dakota is able to offer a unique open-and-go approach to homeschooling that effectively ties in Christ with academics. We are very grateful for her love and dedication to empowering other families to homeschool through her curriculum! 🙂